Ma Rainey-Booze And Blues
Recorded on October 15, 1924 in New York City with her Georgia Jazz Band. Ma Rainey's Georgia Jazz Band included on this recording: Howard Scott on cornet, Charlie Green on trombone, Don Redman on clarinet, Fletcher Henderson on piano and Kaiser Marshall on drums.
Source 78rpm>CD>MP3Run time 3:18
September 22, 2015
Ma and Bessie
The HBO telemovie "Bessie" focuses in part on the mentor-protege relationship between Ma and Bessie Smith. Based on this and other Rainey recordings, the blues student, Bessie, clearly outsang her teacher. Wrote better songs, too.
May 18, 2005
From one Georgia gal to another, you are awesome! I'm so glad I got the chance to hear you.